Gastric Banding Surgery for Weight Loss

 

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a surgical procedure that involves the placement of an adjustable belt around the upper portion of the stomach using a laparascope. The band is made of silicone and can be tightened by adding saline to fill the band (like blowing air into a doughnut-shaped balloon). The band is connected to a port that is placed under the skin of the abdomen. This port is used to introduce or remove saline into the band.

LAGB ultimately restricts the size of the stomach and the amount of food it can hold. It also slows the passage of food to the intestine. By doing so, signals to the brain from the gut allow for a sensation of fullness and satiety with the consumption of less food. This signal is sent from a small pouch created by the band in the upper stomach. When the pouch fills, the same signal is sent to the brain that occurred previously when the entire stomach filled.

Recovery varies with each individual. However, in general, LAGB  offers a shorter hospitalization and quicker recovery . In general, most people can   return to work 1 week after surgery (if their job is not too physically demanding). Normal activity can usually resume after 6 weeks.

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery is the speciality dealing with obesity and its associated diseases.All our Bariatric procedures are done as Laparoscopic / Key Hole surgeries. We are the only centre in Kerala providing all the internationally accepted weightloss operations. We are also the only centre in Kerala carrying out Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass which is the accepted bypass procedure in the United Kingdom and United States of America.Our treatment include

  • LAPAROSCOPIC ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BAND PLACEMENT
  • LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y GASTRUC BYPASS
  • LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY

A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly called a lap-band, A band, or LAGB, is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity, intended to slow consumption of food and thus reduce the amount of food consumed.Dr Paul is the only surgeon in Kerala with accreditation from American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and is the only one from the state to have completed their accredited Fellowship training programme.

DIGNITY

Our objective is to provide world class healthcare to our patients.
At present, some centres in India have the capability to provide the same level of treatment delivered in developed countries at a lower cost. But as in many other countries there is no uniformity or standardisation in the provision of healthcare in India.
Our aim is to provide the same level of care, following the same international guidelines by doctors with multinational training and expertise. We hope to provide consultations without the hassle of going to a hospital, in the convenience and privacy of our clinic in a patient friendly environment. Our approach is to explain the rationale of our treatment so that the patients are equal partners in their care. We will treat our patients with dignity and honesty.